This faux-houndstooth (doggie dentures - get it??) -guitar-strap inspired scarf is a super-quick gift that can be worked up in a couple of hours and is appropriate for anyone on your list because YOU choose the colors and how many rows you do depending on the recipient.
I left it skinny because I was feeling all hipster-like, but you could do a few extra rows if you like.
Really, any yarn will do - just increase or decrease your hook depending on the weight. For these examples, I used 1 ball each of:
Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe and Red Heart Bamboo Wool for the purple and pink one.
I used Paton's wool for the Neon/Gray.
Hook Size: H (5mm)
Notions: I think everyone needs a friend named Nigel and you might need a yarn needle for weaving in the ends.
Ready to get your scarf on?
With Color A -
Row 1 - sc in 1st ch. *Sk 1 ch. Sc, ch 1 in the next ch. * Repeat *-* until you sc in the last chain.
Row 2 - Sc in First sc, *sc, ch1 in the last row's ch1 space*, Repeat *-* until sc in last stitch, join Color B at the end of the row.
Row 3-4 - Repeat Row 2 with color B, return to Color A at the end of Row 4.
Now just keep repeating Row 2 until your scarf is wide enough for your tastes.
Fasten off, and weave in your ends. You may choose to tassle or not to tassle and leave it squared off at the end. It's entirely up to you. If you want to really make it look like a guitar strap, I'll be publishing directions for that in the next few days along with photos of some other yarn-weight and color choice examples.